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The Resource Language acquisition and conceptual development, edited by Melissa Bowerman and Stephen C. Levinson, (electronic resource)

Language acquisition and conceptual development, edited by Melissa Bowerman and Stephen C. Levinson, (electronic resource)

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Language acquisition and conceptual development
Title
Language acquisition and conceptual development
Statement of responsibility
edited by Melissa Bowerman and Stephen C. Levinson
Title variation
Language Acquisition & Conceptual Development
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Recent years have seen a revolution in our knowledge of how children learn to think and speak. In this volume, leading scholars from these rapidly evolving fields of research examine the relationship between child language acquisition and cognitive development. At first sight, advances in the two areas seem to have moved in opposing directions: the study of language acquisition has been especially concerned with diversity, explaining how children learn languages of widely different types, while the study of cognitive development has focused on uniformity, clarifying how children build on fundamental, presumably universal concepts. This book brings these two vital strands of investigation into close dialogue, suggesting a synthesis in which the process of language acquisition may interact with early cognitive development. It provides empirical contributions based on a variety of languages, populations and ages, and theoretical discussions that cut across the disciplines of psychology, linguistics and anthropology.--
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non fiction
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  • Bowerman, Melissa
  • Levinson, Stephen C.
Series statement
  • Language, culture, and cognition
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
3
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  • Language acquisition
  • Cognition in children
Label
Language acquisition and conceptual development, edited by Melissa Bowerman and Stephen C. Levinson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511620669
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mosaic evolution of cognitive and linguistic ontogeny / Jonas Langer -- Theories, language, and culture : Whorf without wincing / Alison Gopnik -- Initial knowledge and conceptual change : space and number / Elizabeth S. Spelke and Sanna Tsivkin -- How domain-general processes may create domain-specific biases / Linda B. Smith -- Perceiving intentions and learning words in the second year of life / Michael Tomasello -- Roots of word learning / Paul Bloom -- Whorf versus continuity theorists : bringing data to bear on the debate / Susan Carey -- Individuation, relativity, and early word learning / Dedre Gentner and Lera Boroditsky -- Grammatical categories and the development of classification preferences : a comparative approach / John A. Lucy and Suzanne Gaskins -- Person in the language of singletons, siblings, and twins / Werner Deutsch [and others] -- Early representations for all, each, and their counterparts in Mandarin Chinese and Portuguese / Patricia J. Brooks [and others] -- Children's weak interpretations of universally quantified questions / Kenneth F. Drozd -- Emergent categories in first language acquisition / Eve V. Clark -- Form-function relations : how do children find out what they are? / Dan I. Slobin -- Cognitive-conceptual development and the acquisition of grammatical morphemes : the development of time concepts and verb tense / Heike Behrens -- Shaping meanings for language : universal and language-specific in the acquisition of spatial semantic categories / Melissa Bowerman and Soonja Choi -- Learning to talk about motion UP and DOWN in Tzeltal : is there a language-specific bias for verb learning? / Penelope Brown -- Finding the richest path : language and cognition in the acquisition of verticality in Tzotzil (Mayan) / Lourdes de León -- Covariation between spatial language and cognition, and its implications for language learning / Stephen C. Levinson
Control code
CR9780511620669
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 602 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521593588
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)776965085
Label
Language acquisition and conceptual development, edited by Melissa Bowerman and Stephen C. Levinson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511620669
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mosaic evolution of cognitive and linguistic ontogeny / Jonas Langer -- Theories, language, and culture : Whorf without wincing / Alison Gopnik -- Initial knowledge and conceptual change : space and number / Elizabeth S. Spelke and Sanna Tsivkin -- How domain-general processes may create domain-specific biases / Linda B. Smith -- Perceiving intentions and learning words in the second year of life / Michael Tomasello -- Roots of word learning / Paul Bloom -- Whorf versus continuity theorists : bringing data to bear on the debate / Susan Carey -- Individuation, relativity, and early word learning / Dedre Gentner and Lera Boroditsky -- Grammatical categories and the development of classification preferences : a comparative approach / John A. Lucy and Suzanne Gaskins -- Person in the language of singletons, siblings, and twins / Werner Deutsch [and others] -- Early representations for all, each, and their counterparts in Mandarin Chinese and Portuguese / Patricia J. Brooks [and others] -- Children's weak interpretations of universally quantified questions / Kenneth F. Drozd -- Emergent categories in first language acquisition / Eve V. Clark -- Form-function relations : how do children find out what they are? / Dan I. Slobin -- Cognitive-conceptual development and the acquisition of grammatical morphemes : the development of time concepts and verb tense / Heike Behrens -- Shaping meanings for language : universal and language-specific in the acquisition of spatial semantic categories / Melissa Bowerman and Soonja Choi -- Learning to talk about motion UP and DOWN in Tzeltal : is there a language-specific bias for verb learning? / Penelope Brown -- Finding the richest path : language and cognition in the acquisition of verticality in Tzotzil (Mayan) / Lourdes de León -- Covariation between spatial language and cognition, and its implications for language learning / Stephen C. Levinson
Control code
CR9780511620669
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 602 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521593588
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)776965085

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